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Partner Spotlight: Providing Health Care in Rural Grand Bois, Haiti

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For the nearly 65,000 people living in the rural, mountainous area of Grand Bois, Haiti (located about 40 miles east of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince), the St. Vincent de Paul Health Center run by ServeHAITI is the only place to get medical attention within 200 square miles. Since opening in 2005, the health center has evolved into a hub for not […]

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Health, Happiness, and Disaster Response: 6 Quotes Worth Remembering from Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan

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Dr. Jaime “Jimmy” Galvez-Tan, MD, MPH, President of the Health Futures Foundation, Inc (HFI), former Health Secretary of the Philippines, and a charismatic radio host, recently visited Direct Relief’s headquarters where he presented on the extensive recovery efforts he’s leading in his home country – one still reeling from the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Dr. Tan offered updates on […]

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Ebola Outbreak: Emergency Supplies Headed to Sierra Leone

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#481844475 / gettyimages.com In response to the world’s deadliest Ebola epidemic to date, Direct Relief is sending emergency shipments of urgently requested medicines and supplies to its partner Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone, and anticipates additional requests. The shipment – valued at more than $337,000 wholesale – contains basic antibiotics and most importantly, personal protective equipment, such as exam and […]

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Aid Bound for Paraguay Flood Survivors

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#450411656 / gettyimages.com Direct Relief is sending emergency medical supplies to Paraguay following severe flooding that began earlier this month and is expected to worsen as heavy rainfall continues. The deliveries contain antibiotics, anti-infectives, and other essential medicines requested by the Paraguay Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare. An estimated 150,000 people have been evacuated from the capital city, […]

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Diabetes Care Enables Bolivian Father to Provide for His Family

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Don Antonio is able to care for his family again after receiving life-restoring treatment for his diabetes from Direct Relief’s partner in Cochabamba, Bolivia, El Centro Vivir Con Diabetes (CVCD). After 15 years living without treatment for the disease, Don Antonio began to lose his vision – which was detrimental to his ability to provide for his children and grandchild […]

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Chikungunya Outbreak: Emergency Aid Bound for Haiti

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#492786167 / gettyimages.com Direct Relief is sending emergency medicines and medical supplies to Haiti following an urgent request from the Director General of the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Haiti who contacted Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team on Tuesday to request medicine for the chikungunya outbreak rapidly spreading across the island nation. The Haitian government formally declared a medical emergency […]

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